True Blue Migration Agents Blog

Expats! Are you ready for Australia Day 2015?

It doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, we can all be proud to celebrate Australia Day on January 26th. For expats who have only recently moved Down Under, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Well, as a leading migration agent in Melbourne, True Blue is certainly in a strong position to give you a flavour of what to expect. The history While some say this particular celebration can be traced as far back as 1788, the term ‘Australia Day’ was only universally agreed upon in 1935 and it wasn’t officially recognised as an annual public holiday […]

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12 tips for the perfect fly-in-fly-out lifestyle

Fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) and drive-in-drive-out (DIDO) are two types of long-distance commuting work that are becoming increasingly common among Australians and expats alike. Due to the nature of the mining and energy sectors, the geographic locations of these working environments can be vast and remote, which means that workers cannot return home after their shift is finished. Instead they reside in purpose-built villages throughout their time on shift before returning home for their time off. The FIFO/DIDO life isn’t for everyone, but the financial benefits are vast. As a leading migration agent in Perth and Melbourne, True Blue works with a lot […]

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An expat’s guide to securing a mortgage in Australia

It seems barely a day goes by without the subject of mortgages and home ownership in Australia being raised. Every month, we wait with bated breath as the Reserve Bank of Australia announces whether or not the national cash rate will be altered. Much of this depends on circumstances in the global economy, and as of December 2014, the rate remains at 2.5 per cent. This is on the low side, which is great news for people who are looking to get a foot on the property ladder. As a leading migration agent in Perth, True Blue is constantly being […]

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